- Violin Concerto, for violin & orchestra (or violin & piano) in D major, Op. 35 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky - Nathan Milstein - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - William Steinberg
- Concerto for violin & orchestra, Op 77, in D - Johannes Brahms - Nathan Milstein - Anatole Fistoulari - New Philharmonia Orchestra
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- Emi Classics
Performance CreditsNathan Milstein Primary Artist
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Tchaikovsky, Brahms: Violin Concertos based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This recording has to be among the greatest bargains in the classical music repertoire. Seraphim has generously packaged two of Nathan Milstein's established performances in clean, crisp sound. Don't let the $5 price tag mislead you. This is not one of those "cookie cutter" performances relegated to the bargain bin or discount shelf. This recording is the "real deal". Milstein is reknown for his technical precision and well executed craftsmanship. Each note is successfully phrased, and there are few miscues. To this listener, the Brahms is played with great verve and inspiration, perhaps with a bit more bravura than the Tchaikovsky, although the Canzonetta has rarely been more skillfully performed. Overall, both works have been warmly recorded and can be highly recommended on the most essential list for first time listeners. If you are desiring only one recording of these two concerti, make it this one. It surpasses even the hyped Heifetz recordings of both works with Reiner.
This may turn out to be my favorite recordings of these two concerti (I already have three recordings of each), particularly the Brahms, in which there is some exquisite and enchanting playing. If you are in the market for recordings of these two old warhorses, as least give this disc a listen.